Our meditation family is committed to virtuous conduct, regular meditation practice and the teaching of Vipassana (insight) meditation. We value each person, and have an intention to promote peace and safety in our world. We teach meditation to newcomers, sit together in group meditation practice, study the work of master teachers, and support each other as we improve our lives through meditation.
Vipassana meditation is a spiritual practice that some practitioners view as a psychology. This practice is spiritual in nature and is not a form of worship. We welcome all people of various cultures and spiritual beliefs. We have hosted a diverse group of participants, and most have concluded that the practice of meditation has enhanced their form of worship.
Lakeland Meditation Group was founded by Andy Quinn. Andy began his meditation journey in 1993, and was introduced to Vipassana in 1994 by Peter Carlson, founder of Orlando Insight Meditation Group (OMIG). Andy took his first 10 day meditation retreat with S.N. Goenka in 1994, and became highly involved in service with that community (sangha) until 2012. Andy meditated and served many 10 day retreats in the sangha (community) of S.N. Goenka. Andy has also meditated long retreats with Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and with Peter Carlson of the Orlando Insight Meditation Group. In 2014, Andy began to receive mentoring as a teacher from Peter, and has been teaching since.
When Lakeland Meditation Group began in 2000, it was with the intention to offer newcomers basic instruction in Vipassana meditation, and to have regular sitting groups to encourage consistent meditation practice. LMG hosts 1 day retreats twice per year and recently has begun hosting residential retreats. LMG occasionally hosts ½ day retreats. LMG is a regular forum for the practice, discussion and understanding of Vipassana meditation teachings.
Want to sit with us?
We meet Wednesdays at 630pm and the 2nd & 4th Sundays at 5pm. See the Retreats and Classes page for a full calendar.
215 E. Bay Street, Suite 5
Lakeland, FL 33801